Lights, camera, atmosphere!
Uncle Tupelo begat Wilco, and Red Red Meat begat Califone. The latter, now a Chicago-based quintet, specializes in a folkish analogue to the kind of multilayered ensemble music—“postrock,” some chin-scratchers call it—that’s been emanating from Sam Giancana’s old stomping grounds for a while now. Take stripped-down guitar music that evokes Woody Guthrie, add textural seasonings and Hugo Montenegro, and take it widescreen. For labelmate act Brokeback (which, like Califone, records for Chicago indie label Thrill Jockey), delete Guthrie and add Miles Davis and Julee Cruise. See both bands, with the Eternals opening, at 8 p.m. Monday, July 7, at Capitol Garage, 1427 L Street. Tickets are $8 in advance, only at Tone Vendor Records, 1812 J Street, Suite 1.